Leadership Education and Development Centre
Alberta Student Leadership Summit
ASLS is a one-day, nationwide leadership conference being held on October 21, 2023. It is open to both high school and post-secondary students -- from anywhere! This conference strives to be an accessible leadership development opportunity that builds skills, grows community, and inspires action.
We focus our leadership practices at individual, group, and community levels through seeking an understanding of our purpose as leaders.This involves forming a mindful response to the onrush of complex leadership challenges we encounter in our everyday social contexts, news feeds, and personal experiences. Responding requires thoughtfully addressing underlying leadership challenges to inform meaningful approaches to being leaders.
The ASLS 2023 theme is Seeds for Change which highlights the need for lasting change through strong foundations being put in place for a better future. While understanding the importance of hope and equity, Seeds for Change acknowledges the work beginning now to see a payoff in the future.
Want to know more? See what's happening at ASLS 2023!
The Alberta Student Leadership Summit is presented by the UASU and Studentcare.
Keep up with all of the latest updates regarding ASLS 2023 by following @ableadersummit on Instagram!
ASLS Conference Tickets
Purchase tickets here! If you are in need of a bursary to cover the costs of the in-person day of ASLS, please apply here.
Looking for the Delegate Package for this year's Summit? Please click here.
Want to volunteer with ASLS?
Applications have now closed for ASLS 2023. Please stay on the lookout for volunteer opportunities for October's summit!
For 2023, sessions will cover topics in four streams:
Sustainability: Sustainability is more than just the environment! This stream will focus on the four pillars of sustainability (social, human, economic, and environmental) to ensure that we are uplifting all areas of our world in a sustainable way.
Community Organizing: Change starts at the community level! In this stream, you will hear from community organizers involved in different issues that affect their communities and how they took the steps to start organizing to change those issues.
Governance: Are you ready to start making big decisions for your communities? Getting involved in governance at any level is integral to creating long lasting and meaningful change. This stream will focus on why you should be involved in governance at any level and how to effect change through government structures.
Leadership Fundamentals: What does it mean to be a leader? In this stream, we will focus on developing skills and attitudes towards leadership that empower students to practise leadership in their own communities. Leadership is a collection of skills that can be taught, practised, and implemented in every day life.
By attending the Summit, students will have opportunities to earn digital certificates to include on their resumes, CVs and LinkedIn! Attendees that attend at least 5 sessions throughout the week of the Summit (regardless of stream) will receive an ASLS 2023 Certificate to verify their presence at the Summit! Delegates can earn this certificate for both the virtual section and in-person section of ASLS 2023!
ASLS: Planned by students, for students.
We believe that students are the best people to decide what students want to see in a student leadership conference; that's why we have a team of students who direct the conference. The directors take on roles from setting the schedule to coordinating volunteers.
Volunteering with ASLS
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Stay tuned for general volunteer applications in the Fall!
Volunteer Role Descriptions
Media Coordinator - Providing online media engagement throughout the event. Note that past involvement in media coordination is preferred. Mandatory personal equipment such as camera and smart device with internet is not provided and is required for this position.
Registration and Engagement Coordinator - Helping with registration each day of the Summit and ensuring summit participants/ attendees are accounted for. This role will also be responsible for providing engagement opportunities leading up to the Summit for folks who are already registered.
Welcome Team Coordinators - Ensuring that participants/ attendees are in the right location and headed towards the right place. This position will also be responsible for helping to build community in an online setting during the week of the conference.
Session Coordinators - Ensuring that participants and facilitators have everything that is needed during facilitation and presenting. This role will help manage break out rooms, attendee questions, and anything else that the facilitator may need. The best perk of this role is that you get to sit through sessions and learn from them yourself!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is ASLS for?
ASLS is created for high school and post secondary students who are at varying points in their leadership journey. Whether you are just starting out or are already making moves, you’ll find something at ASLS for you. We also welcome community members, education staff, and others who are interested in learning more about leadership!
Where does ASLS take place?
ASLS will be held as one in-person conference day at the University of Alberta Students' Union Building in Edmonton, Alberta. We hope that the flexibility of options to get involved with the summit will help to best ensure that participants have the chance to engage in a dynamic ASLS experience this year.
When does ASLS take place?
ASLS will take place on 21, October 2023.
ASLS sounds awesome! How do I become a student director?
Applications for the 2023 ASLS Student Director positions are now closed! Check back next summer to apply for the 2024 ASLS Student Director position!
How do I become a presenter at ASLS?
We love having presenters with a wide range of experience and expertise! Apply here to be an ASLS presenter! We look forward to receiving your applications!
Can I volunteer at ASLS?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Stay tuned for ASLS 2023 general volunteer applications coming out shortly!
What is included in the ticket price?
it includes access to the Summit and some surprises to come!
Looking for more information?
- Follow us on Instagram at @ableadersummit to get the most up to date news.
- Take a look at the 2017 programme, the 2018 programme, the 2020 programme, the 2021 programme, and the 2022 programme to see what we have done in past years.
- Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Student Life Central
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW